On Wednesday, we borrowed a van from our willow sculpting friend Trevor, and took Maggie's latest artworks down to Farfield Mill near Sedbergh, in Cumbria.
The exhibition is running until the end of August. Early evening on Friday 7th, there will be a "Meet the artist" thing and over the weekend of the 8th & 9th Maggie will be running a 2 day workshop - more details on her website: http://www.maggieayres.co.uk/exhibitions.htm
Since Spring Fling, the Open Studio event back at the end of May, Maggie's been up to her elbows in plaster, scrim, threads, fibres and paint as she's been exploring the idea of creating more three-dimensional sculptures. The pieces are still very much Maggie, but can now be viewed from many angles, each of which gives you something else to become absorbed in. It's the first time she's done anything like this so we have no idea how well it will be received, but she's had so much fun I think it's likely to now form a permanent part of her repertoire.
If you know anyone who lives in or near north-west England, or is planning on visiting over the summer, do point them in the direction of Maggie's exhibition.